Master Yoda Fan Art Staff Pick

  • March 13, 2011
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: blazer003
  • License: CC-BY
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Hey, I know it's been a long time, but I finally took the time to "finish" Yoda and update him completely to Cycles and make all kinds of other improvements. I have been working on him off and on for 12 years , and updating him with new features and as my skills have increased. I estimate this is iteration 600+ of this model (at least). I've spent hundreds and maybe even a thousand hours perfecting and learning how to model/light/animate better. I hope you can find a good use and please do share with me anything you do! I'd love to see it! Some directions are in a text file when you first open the file up, but I'm going to try to do a quick video tutorial at some point in the not too distant future.


  • blazer003 profile picture

    Hey guys. This is the 2.49 version that I uploaded, but after looking at it and playing around with it, I'm not real happy about how it looks and behaves (can anyone say electricity hair?) in 2.5 so I am going to upload an updated 2.56 version very soon.

    Edited March 13, 2011
  • austeninc profile picture

    Oh man I am so happy I found this!! I used your model in a logo I made several years back, I think it's the best thing! I am so sorry I wasn't able to credit you - somehow, through the process of animating and moving him from scene to scene (I wasn't exactly the most efficient Blender user back then) I had lost the credit info... But I am going to update my description on my YouTube page. Here's the video: I would really love for you to upload an updated version. Me and my team would love to use the model in our WVTV Video Announcements, but with proper credit this time. Nice job!

    Edited February 22, 2012
  • hairok profile picture

    awsome! ...May the Force be with you.

    Edited March 13, 2011
  • blazer003 profile picture

    Originally posted by guy "why is yoda an animal?"

    Have you seen him with a lightsaber? But in all seriousness, I was just throwing him into whatever category I thought might fit.

    Also, the updated 2.56 version just needs a few more tweaks. Hoping to have him up here middle of next week.

    Written April 07, 2011
  • jamalam profile picture

    couldn't you just remove the hair?

    Written February 10, 2012
  • DeNapes profile picture


    Edited July 25, 2012
  • PenguinGeneral profile picture

    The force is strong with this one! Very nice!!!

    Written July 15, 2013
  • luke25skywalker profile picture

    could you make luke skywalker for the game engine rigged?

    Edited August 15, 2013
  • kduplat profile picture


    Written October 26, 2015
  • blazer003 profile picture

    Hey guys, finally took the time to pack up all my updates into a new blend. All Cycles now, with SSS, hair, cloth dynamics, and much more! Enjoy!

    Written July 01, 2016
  • Jonas108 profile picture

    This is totally amazing! Thank you very much for sharing. ;)

    Written January 02, 2017
  • mancamman profile picture

    Está chulisimo, genial.

    Written April 17, 2017
  • blazer003 profile picture

    This was rigged just using my own limited knowledge of rigging. There are a few IK handles for arms (connected to hands) each finger, each toe, legs (connected to feet) and upper and lower mouth. I tried to rig him in a way (especially the face) that would give puppet like movements, that to say, there isn't the amount of control that you would normally have for a 3d animated character, but I was trying very much to walk the line between modern animated model, but still be rooted in a puppet style performance, so that any animation I make would kind of bridge that gap.

    Edited May 11, 2017
  • BujarProductions profile picture

    wow very nice I love it

    Written February 06, 2019
  • iwazi profile picture

    Hmmm. Seems that this and many other files on Blendswap currently have broken links to previews and files. Hope it can be fixed soon. In the meantime, is there any other place to download Yoda?

    Written July 29, 2019
  • Millard profile picture

    Really great model, but the rig and lighting is greyed out on the outliner and can not be seen or selected.

    Written September 30, 2019
  • Stargate38 profile picture

    Why can't I download it? All I get is a 404 error.

    Written February 05, 2020
  • bananacolus profile picture

    404 error.please fix the link

    Written March 03, 2020
  • Tominator2 profile picture

    It seems master yoda is too powerful for blender 2.91... any chance you plan on updating the model?

    Written December 30, 2020
  • maxegghead profile picture

    I had the same problem. Open it with Version 2.56 then save as with a new name. Then it will work with Version 2.91

    Written December 31, 2020